April 04, 2022

Pecora-Deck HB1000 High Build Deck Coating Application Equipment Requirements

It is always important to ensure you have the right tools and equipment to complete any project. This is especially important when applying a deck coating. For our first blog post of April 2022, we explore the application equipment requirements of our Pecora-Deck HB1000 High Build System. Pecora-Deck HB1000 is a two component, self-leveling, fast curing, high solids, high-build, monolithic, weather/UV resistant, industrial grade, polyurethane traffic membrane applied as a protective coating for concrete and plywood traffic bearing surfaces. Pecora-Deck HB1000 may be applied as a standalone industrial coating or incorporated into a complete waterproofing system that includes the Pecora-Deck line of elastomeric base coats as well as a hybrid polyurethane/epoxy system that includes the Pecora Dynapoxy Low-Mod epoxy coating. HB1000 is a high-build system that may be applied at a wet film thickness of ~12 to 125 mils depending on the intended system and anticipated performance. HB1000 is approved for exposure to a variety of traffic including pedestrian and vehicular including industrial equipment such as forklifts.

Pecora-Deck HB1000 is available in factory tinted and field tintable versions. The field tintable version utilizes a neutral base and the Pecora Deck-Pack Colorpack System that includes over 40 standard colors. Use one (1) Deck-Pack of colorant per pail of field tintable deck coating neutral base. Custom colors are also available and may be provided in alternate packaging.

Silica Sand Aggregate is highly recommended for use within the traffic bearing deck coating system in order to provide adequate dry/wet traction for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Angular, clean and kiln dried silica sand type aggregates are recommended. Aggregate mesh size will vary and will be determined by deck coating system application (i.e. pedestrian, vehicular, etc.). Refer to the individual application instructions for aggregate size recommendations.  

The following equipment will generally be required for applying polyurethane deck coatings and joint sealants. The list below is a guideline only and additional tools/materials may be required depending on the specific application and site conditions.

Joint Sealant Application

  • Mixing paddle (for mixing of two-component sealants only)
  • ½” heavy duty corded drill (for mixing of two component sealants only)
  • Bulk caulking gun (for dispensing of two component sealants only)
  • Standard caulking or sausage gun (for one component sealants only)
  • Clean rags and/or paint brushes for sealant primer application, if required
  • Xylene, mineral spirits or isopropyl alcohol for cleaning tools
  • Large spatula for scraping/hand mixing of two component sealant pails
  • Small spatula or caulking knife for tooling sealants
  • Closed cell or bi-cellular backer rod (should be 25% larger than joint openings)
  • Diamond grinder for chasing cracks in concrete
  • Oil free compressed air or vacuum for cleaning joint substrates


Deck Coating Application and Detailing

  • Five-gallon mixing paddle – Jiffy Mixer #PS-1 or equivalent
  • ½” heavy duty variable speed corded drill
  • Long spatula (for scraping of pail and hand mixing of deck coatings)
  • Long handled V-notched squeegees – 30” width
  • Squeegee sizing to be determined by system application.
  • Solvent resistant gloves
  • Organic vapor masks
  • Xylene or isopropyl alcohol for cleaning tools
  • Shop rags
  • Empty five (5) gallon metal pails for splitting contents of pails, if required
  • Long handled paint roller applicator (standard and 2” width)
  • Paint rollers – (standard and 2” width for detailing)
  • Roller nap length will be determined by the system application.
  • Steel spike shoes
  • Mil gauges for measuring wet coating thickness


For more information or deck coating application and equipment recommendations, we urge you to contact our Pecora Corporation Technical Services Group. Our expert team is highly qualified to answer any question, recommend the proper solution, or provide testing training. Our Technical Services staff offers training in product technology and use and provides the technical assistance you require in the planning and implementation of your project. They can be reached by email or by phone (800)-523-6688.


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